Atletico Madrid are reportedly considering a proposal including Manchester United target Kieran Trippier, which would see Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin moving in the opposite direction.
MARCA claim former Tottenham full-back Trippier – a popular and respected figure in La Liga – may well end up at the Emirates this summer.
The report states that Atletico’s sporting director, Andrea Berta, is a big admirer of Gunners counterpart Bellerin – who talkSPORT understands is open to moving abroad.
The Spanish media outlet say that the option of ‘making an exchange between Spain and England can be studied’.
However, the prospect of that coming to fruition remains in the balance – with Trippier said to be looking at houses in the Manchester area.
The Athletic also claim that United’s Director of football negotiations Matt Judge is in dialogue with Atletico over Trippier.
It is believed that Trippier’s preference would be to return to the north west – should he leave Spain – casting a major doubt over a potential move to the Emirates.
A £10million figure has been mooted, although that is perceived to be low for a player of his calibre.
Trippier was recently voted in the La Liga 2020/21 Team of the Season and has been enjoying the best form of his career – resulting in an England call up for this summer’s European Championship.